Great Dawley Breakfast Club given donation from Restaurant 1840
Great Dawley Town Council has been overwhelmed by the huge support received from Restaurant 1840, the Restaurant team and its diners have donated £1,475.00 to be used by the Town Council for the Great Dawley Breakfast Club.
The Town Council, as part of it’s ongoing support for the local community of Dawley and Malinslee, has a free daily breakfast club through the school holiday. The breakfast clubhas been developed by the Town Council following a national project which identified that a high percentage of children and young people who are in receipt of free schools meals do not have as much access to nutritional food during the school holidays.
The Great Dawley Breakfast Club is open from 9.00am to 11.00am, Monday to Thursday during the school holidays and provides a variety of cereals, toast, fruit and juices, as well as having specials for the children and young people to enjoy. Those parents and guardians who bring the children and young people to the Club are able to join in, a small donation is asked for.
Restaurant 1840, in Stirchley Lane Dawley, is a restored former Methodist Church, the restoration began in 2016 following 10 years of neglect and part of the ethos for the restoration process was to maintain the buildings heritage, this includes the tables being made by converting the original church pews and the pulpit has been restored where it sits proudly in the reception area.
The Restaurant ethos extends further; guests who have enjoyed their dining experience and want to leave a tip are informed that 2/3rds of everything collected goes to our supported charity. Leaving a donation helps make a difference to worthy causes and charities within the local community on a quarterly basis. The Restaurant team are also part of a profit sharing scheme, so the more successful the Restaurant is the more the team share in its success. This quarter the Great Dawley Breakfast Club was chosen by the owners and staff and the cheque was presented to the Mayor of Great Dawley, Chair of Great Dawley and Councillor Andy Burford by the owner Barry Hopely.
Councillor Malcolm Randle, Mayor of Great Dawley Town Council said‘I am really pleased that the Great Dawley Breakfast Club has been nominated to receive this donation, it will go such a long way to feed the children and young people in our community during the school holidays’’.
The Great Dawley Breakfast Club also incorporates craft activities for the children and young people to enjoy free of charge, each day there is a new activity to join in with as well as receiving stickers for participating.
Councillor Shaun Davies, Chair said ‘The Town Council have been working for some time with local businesses and the community to ensure everyone is aware of the breakfast club. The Town Council are overwhelmed by the support given, particularly by the owners and staff at Restaurant 1840, an independent restaurant right in the heart of our community’.
The Great Dawley Breakfast Club has also received donation from other businesses in the community. The Coop raised £214.68 at the Town Council’s community fun day, Dawley Day, by raffling off an England football shirt. The Coop, Dawley Branch have very kindly donated this to support the local community, some this money was used to buy plastic plates and cups to used at the Breakfast Club.
The Town Council are also very pleased with the £15.00 voucher received from Muller to provide a selection of yogurts for the Breakfast Club.